Tartarin

Tartarin

19th-century French Quixote acts out his dreams of travel. [Fr. Lit.: Tartarin de Tarascon]

Tartarin

tells tall tales of his fantastic adventures. [Fr. Lit.: Tartarin de Tarascon]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Nation took the lead in the 20th minute through Alessandro Tartarin but the lead was short-lived as Sunday Agugu equalised for Bamburi Cement four minutes later.
(22) In Magnus Merriman for example there is a Tarascon Restaurant whose name may well derive from a well-known French classic Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet, the adventures of the local braggart who goes to Africa to take part in a lion hunt.
Les cliches sur le Maroc etaient pour moi l'Atlas, le lion et Tartarin de Tarascon...
Vous lisiez << Tartarin de Tarascon >> et puis ...
Ce Tartarin pretendait pourtant qu'il ne tirait que sur les sangliers, les seuls animaux qu'ils jugeaient dignes de lui et de sa reputation.
Resulta que el disparate no consiste en que el bueno de Tartarin buscase lo que no existe, sino en olvidar que, usualmente, en cualquier pasillo, aparecen leones sin necesidad de buscarlos.